Best Children's Books of All Time


According to Dr G. Reid Lyon, Ph.D., the former chief of the child development and behaviour branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) when parents interact verbally with children, which includes reading to them, kids learn a great deal more than we ever thought possible.

Reading and enjoying books with your kids from an early age is a great opportunity to encourage their understanding of language and develop their imagination. Whatever your kid’s age, spending time each day to read books together has a lot of benefits. Your kids will get exposed to different types of stories and it does help them develop a wider perspective on the world around them.

We know that finding the perfect book for your kids can be tricky, so we’ve researched to recommend you some stunning stories. Here’s the list of the books that we’ve selected for you. Why don’t you try to read one of them tonight with your little one?

 

 

1. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle (Toddlers)

Written and illustrated by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle, this story is one of the most famous bedtime classics. It is an excellent introduction to the natural world for your little one with animal sounds as poetry.

 

 

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2. Let’s Join in by Shirley Hughes (Toddlers)

This beautiful collection of 4 classic stories illustrated by Shirley Hughes is perfect for sharing at the end of a busy day. The characters in this book are very funny and illustrations are joyful enough to entertain your kids.

 

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3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Toddlers)

This classic of classic books, first published back in 1969, is an amazing picture book for sharing and encouraging interactive reading. It has published in a touch and feel version, so why not try to read together?

 

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4. Peepo! by Janet and Allan Ahlberg (Toddlers & Kids)

Written by beloved Janet and Allan Ahlberg, Peepo! is a modern classic story for your little one’s bedtime. The story follows a baby through the day in a stunning style. You won’t fail to enjoy Peepo! 

 

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5. Goodnight Spaceman by Michelle Robinson and Nick East (Toddlers & Kids) 

Goodnight Spaceman is the sixth story in Michelle Robinson and Nick East’s much-loved collection. Inspired by the first British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake and his sons, this is the perfect picture book to develop your kid’s imagination.

 

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6. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury 

(Toddlers & Kids)

Created by two gifted picture-book authors, Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes is a charming story about different babies around the world. This is a fantastic picture book for children and your kids want to read over and over again!

 

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7. On a Magical Do-nothing Day (Kids)

A charming picture book from award-winning illustrator Beatrice Alemagna will spur your kids’ imagination. The story depicts the transformative experience of being out and about in nature.

 

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